International Orientation Days -18, 19 and 20 November 2020

The international study programmes of Avans University of Applied Sciences prepare you for excellent career opportunities in a range of professional areas. We are pleased to offer you the unique opportunity to get a taster of our courses, explore our campus and meet lecturers and current students before applying. Our multiple day Orientation Days programme helps you find out whether Avans and its study programmes fit you. We are happy to provide you with accommodation and meals free of charge.

What you can expect

  • Detailed information about the study programmes Finance & Control (international), International Business in Breda and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology and Industrial Engineering & Management.
  • The opportunity to meet current students and lecturers.
  • The chance to take get a taster of our courses and experience our interactive teaching style.
  • An introduction to the city of Breda or ‘s-Hertogenbosch, depending on where your study programme is based.
  • The opportunity to explore our campus facilities.

Join International Business in Breda or ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Avans offers the Bachelor of International Business both in the city of Breda and in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Although the programmes have the same name, they differ in course content.

Please indicate on your registration form whether you wish to explore the programme in only one or in both cities. Should you decide to try out both programmes, your programme will be extended to include an extra day at the Avans campus in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on 20 November 2020. In this case you will travel to ‘s-Hertogenbosch on 19 November to spend the night there.


Day 1 - 18 November

 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Arrival and welcome in Breda
 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  First day of the programme
 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner with students

Day 2 - 19 November

9:30 a.m.  Assemble at the hotel
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Second day of the programme
4:00 p.m.  Closing session

Day 3 - 20 November - only for students visiting International Business in Breda and/or ‘s-Hertogenbosch

9:00 a.m. Assemble at the hotel in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Third day of the programme
4:00 p.m. Closing session

You are invited

If you are a high school student from abroad and you are interested in pursuing a full-time four-year study programme at Avans University of Applied Sciences, you are more than welcome to join us. Please make sure you are not required to have a visa to visit the Netherlands. Note that you can participate in this programme only once.

What Avans offers you

  • A one-night stay in a hotel in Breda and/or 's-Hertogenbosch within walking distance of Avans. Note that you may be expected to share a room with a few other participants. 
  • Catering during the programme.
  • A two- or three-day programme during which you will get the full Avans experience.

You can enjoy this offering free of charge on the condition that you take part in the full programme.

What you will need to arrange

  • Transportation to the Netherlands. You can travel to Avans by car, train or plane. The airports of Eindhoven, Rotterdam-the Hague, Brussels and Amsterdam are within travelling distance of Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch. 
  • Funding for any personal expenses during your stay.


Registration for the Orientation Days in November 2020 is now open. If you want to join, please fill in the registration form. The registration deadline is 9 November 2020. Please note that only a limited number of places are available. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so register now to secure your place.


Watch the video to get an idea of what to expect.

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Please contact the International Office by phone +31 88 525 8001 or by e-mail: